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Chris Dodd

Moody's Considering Downgrading Major U.S. Banks

Posted 08.02.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Maria Aspan) - Moody's Investors Service said it may downgrade the debt ratings of Bank of America Corp, Citigroup Inc and Wells Fargo & Co,...

FCC Commissioner Joins NBCUniversal 4 Months After Approving Merger

The Wrap | Posted 07.11.2011 | Media

Only in Washington! A mere four months after voting in favor of Comcast's controversial $13.75 billion purchase of NBC-Universal, Meredith Attwell ...

Moses, Media Piracy and the MPAA

Marty Kaplan | Posted 06.03.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

Not only is there no evidence that anti-piracy education programs build a stronger "culture of intellectual property." There's also little evidence that enforcement works -- splashy raids haven't reduced piracy.

Hollywood Follows Wall Street?

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Grenell

Sending Chris Dodd to Washington means Hollywood is looking to replicate Wall Street's behavior of the last decade. Dodd gave us the multi-billion dollar bailouts and failures at the taxpayers' expense.

Chris Dodd at the Movies

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael J.W. Stickings

I love film, including some of what comes out of the Hollywood cesspool, but I generally dislike Hollywood, whatever its political leanings. With Chris Dodd, it just got worse.

Friday Talking Points [152] -- A Palin-Free Month?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With some regularity, this column excoriates the mainstream news media for all sorts of continued idiocy in the way it conducts its business. But eve...

Chris Dodd, David Obey Reflect On Decline Of Congress, Close Era Of Congressional Comity

Bloomberg News | Albert R. Hunt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In separate interviews, Dodd and Obey reflected on rich experiences and contemporary concerns. Both are liberal Democrats -- Obey more so -- who care ...

Sam Stein

Filibuster Reform Coalition Launches To Put Pressure On Senate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The effort to reform the rules of the Senate has often been dismissed as idealistic reverie on the part of a small group of frustrated o...

Dodd Backs Warren For Consumer Bureau -- With One Big Caveat | Cyrus Sanati | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mr. Dodd, speaking at New York University Law School's fourth annual Global Economic Policy Forum, said he would support Elizabeth Warren, above, the ...

Howard Fineman

Chris Dodd's Goodbye | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Connecticut Democrat Chris Dodd finished his farewell address in the Senate Tuesday, visitors witnessed an almost unimaginable sigh...

Foreclosure Hearings Show Homeowners Who in Washington Cares

Richard Zombeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Zombeck

While the result of recent mortgage foreclosure and HAMP hearings remains to be seen, there's a sense that a handful of government officials get it and seem to be looking out for the rest of us.

U.S. Senator's Twitter Account Gets Profane: The Funniest Reactions

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Retiring Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) let loose some rather un-senatorial language on Twitter on Thursday morning -- or so it seemed. His account @SenChrisD...

Jeff Muskus

In The Chamber: Joe Wilson, Joe Lieberman And The Politics Of The Standing O | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House chamber was on edge before President Obama's State of the Union address began Wednesday night. It's typical to have ambulances on hand when ...

The Future of Latin America: Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Policy in the Hemisphere

Chris Dodd | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Dodd

That old metaphor -- Latin America as the U.S.'s backyard -- is indicative of the American habit of viewing the region solely in terms of problems to be solved. What a shame: There is so much opportunity to be found in Latin America.

Move Your Mortgage, Not Just Your Money, to a Community Bank

Jane White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jane White

Every day we see more drama in the foreclosure debacle, with increasing number of lenders being pressured to put them on hold. But what's the strategy for those of us not in danger of losing our homes?

Elizabeth Warren and the Inspector General of the "Independent" Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

Robert Auerbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Auerbach

The Inspector General was generally missing from discussions about the deceptive practices found in the Congressional investigations of the Federal Reserve. Not a good sign for oversight of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

Lessons Learned From the Appointment of Elizabeth Warren

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Some are dissatisfied with the president for not going through a confirmation process in the Senate with Elizabeth Warren. His concerns were real about getting the 60 votes to override the filibuster that was certain to come from the Republicans.

Shahien Nasiripour

Megabanks Will Shrink, Bernanke Tells Financial Crisis Commission, Yet Doubts Over Too Big To Fail Remain | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.02.2010 | Business

In one of his most definitive statements on the subject to date, the nation's central banker said Thursday that he expects some of the nation's megaba...

Arthur Delaney

Dodd: 'No Lobbying For Me!' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chris Dodd has ruled out becoming a lobbyist after his Senate career ends next year. "No lobbying, no lobbying," Dodd told Deirdre Shesgreen of the ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Dodd Questions Elizabeth Warren's Management Experience -- A Concern He's Never Raised Before | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

*This article was updated at 4:15 p.m. ET to reflect a clarification. In questioning Elizabeth Warren's candidacy to lead a new Consumer Financial Pr...

Gretchen Morgenson: Financial Reform Bill FAILS To End 'Too Big To Fail'

New York Times | GRETCHEN MORGENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After President Obama signs it into law, the nation's financial industry will still be dominated by a handful of institutions that are too large, too ...

N.Y.Times Op-Ed Impugns Financial Reform by Imagining Fannie Is Just Like Wall Street

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

John Carney's New York Times op-ed piece is a tour de force, a paean to nonsensical thinking. He ignores the Fannie and Freddie of the real world. Instead, he goes after the Fannie and Freddie that exist only in his imagination.

Ryan Grim

Dodd Presses Senate Freshmen To Back Off Effort To End Filibuster | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chris Dodd gathered with the Democratic Senate freshman class on Tuesday night at a dinner organized by Mark Warner to persuade them to back off their...

Banking Committee Chairman Pushing Bank Regulator To Run Consumer Protection Agency

Wall Street Journal | DAMIAN PALETTA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sen. Christopher Dodd approached Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair in recent days to gauge whether she would be interested in runni...

Fear Factor: What's Keeping the President From Picking the Best Person to Protect Consumers?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

Picking Elizabeth Warren to lead the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a no-brainer. So why isn't the White House rushing to nominate her? In a word: fear.